Illegal Immigration Is A Source Of Increasing Concern For Officials

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Illegal immigration is a source of increasing concern for officials in the United States. In the previous ten years, the U.S. population of illegal immigrants has increased from 5 million to almost 12 million, instigating angry charges that the country has lost control over its borders.
One of the clearest signs the United States has lost control of its border is the ease with which thousands of drugs and millions of illegal are crossing the U.S. border on an annual basis.
The republicans backed the ruling because it revised the quota system of the National Origins Act of 1924 and initiated a system of selected immigration by giving a quota preference to skilled foreigners whose services were wanted in the United States, and to relatives of U.S. citizens and aliens. It also summarized procedures for changing the status of nonimmigrant to permanent resident aliens, added considerably to the current classes of nonimmigrant entry, and established a central database of all aliens in the United States for use by security and law enforcement agencies. Unfortunately, this act and the amnesties for illegal immigrants were adopted partly because of the total number of unauthorized immigrants that continue to travel across the border.
Illegal immigration has become a major concern especially in public schools. In the 1980 Supreme Court decision of Player v Doe, states are required to provide illegal immigrants with free education. This made classrooms over crowed. Parents of native…

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